Michigan Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Courses

Pesticide Applicator Training

We offer the best in Online Pesticide Education providing CEUs approved by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development - Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division. Our instructor lead video courses are fast, easy, affordable and provide credits toward your pesticide certification. We offer the following continuing education courses in full HD video, and they are available when you are!

Need to obtain your applicator's certification? Check out our Pesticide Applicator Core Exam Prep Course!

Online Courses

Michigan Federal Pesticide Laws 

HD Video Course - No Tests!
Pesticides are hazardous substances that can cause serious harm if used improperly. Pesticides are regulated to utilize their benefits while protecting public health and welfare, and preventing harm to the environment. Federal and state pesticide laws and regulations control the labeling, sale and distribution, storage, transportation, use and disposal in the best public interest. This course addresses the requirements set forth by federal regulations. Pesticide applicators are responsible for learning about and complying with all regulations.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core Requirements

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Michigan Personal Protective Equipment and Emergency Response

HD Video Course - No Tests!
PPE comprises the clothing and devices you wear to protect your body from contact with pesticides. Wearing PPE can reduce exposure (dermal, inhalation, ocular, or oral) and thereby lower the chances of pesticide injury, illness, or poisoning. It is important that all pesticide applicators and handlers understand the protections and limitations of PPE. Proper PPE selection, use, and care are essential.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core Requirements

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Michigan Pest Management 

HD Video Course - No Tests!
After completing this course in its entirety, participants will be able to discuss the importance of pest identification in pest control, describe how pest population levels trigger control procedures and give several reasons why pesticide applications may fail.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core Requirements

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Michigan Pesticide Application Procedures

HD Video Course - No Tests!
Today’s pest management practices require modern equipment to apply a variety of pesticides. Pesticides may be applied as sprays, dusts, granules, gases (vapors), fogs, baits, rubs, or dips. The vast array of application equipment must be matched to the pesticide as well as to the size and type of the job. To make an effective, safe, and efficient application, read the label first. In addition, you must properly select, operate, calibrate, and maintain your equipment.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour or Core Requirements

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Michigan Pesticide Formulations

HD Video Course - No Tests!
A pesticide formulation is a combination of active and inert ingredients that forms an end form pesticide product. Pesticides are formulated to make them safer or easier to use. There are many formulations available for various pest control sites and situations, and it is important that applicators choose the best one for the job.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core Requirements

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Michigan Pesticide Hazards and First Aid

HD Video Course - No Tests!
Pesticides are designed to be toxic to living organisms so they can control pests (e.g., plants, insects, rodents, fungi, and bacteria). At the same time, pesticides must be used with special care to avoid harming non-target organisms, including pesticide applicators, handlers, and anyone else exposed to the product. Pesticides can have both short-term and long-term effects on humans. As a result, pesticide users need to be concerned with the hazards associated with exposure to the chemical and not exclusively with the toxicity of the pesticide.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core Requirements

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Michigan Pesticide Labeling 

HD Video Course - No Tests!
The pesticide label is the main method of communication between a pesticide manufacturer and pesticide users. The information printed on and attached to the pesticide container is the label. By law, pesticide users are required to comply with all instructions and use directions found on the pesticide product label.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core Requirements

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Michigan Pesticides in the Environment 

HD Video Course - No Tests!
Applicators and the public share concerns about how pesticides may harm the environment. Initially, hazards to humans were the primary reason the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided to classify a pesticide as a restricted-use product.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core Requirements

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Michigan Planning the Pesticide Application

HD Video Course - No Tests!
Planning is essential before beginning a pesticide application. To help plan, you should know how to select the right pesticide for the job, review the label, test for pesticide compatibility before mixing, choose what personal protective equipment to wear, transfer pesticides safely, and clean up after an application.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core Requirements

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Michigan Transportation, Storage, Security, and Professional Conduct

HD Video Course - No Tests!
This course discusses safety and security issues that may arise when pesticides are moved or stored.  It is important for certified applicators to know under what conditions uncertified people can make applications of restricted use products. You also need to understand the importance of communication and how to communicate with customers about what you are doing.
This course is approved for 1 Credit Hour of Core Requirements

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State Requirements

INITIAL LICENSING

How do I get my Michigan pesticide applicator's license?

Private Applicators -

  • Step 1 - you must be at least 18 years old
  • Step 2 - Pass the private general standard (CORE) exam - click here for information on our exam prep course!
  • Step 3 - Complete and submit the application and appropriate fee.

Registered Applicators -

  • Step 1 - You must be at least 18 years old
  • Step 2 - Pass the general standard (CORE) exam - click here for information on our exam prep course!
  • Step 3 - Complete a Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) approved training program. The program must be coordinated by an MDARD approved trainer, be verifiable and category-specific.
  • Step 4 - Complete and submit the application and appropriate fee.

Commercial Applicators -

  • Step 1 - You must be at least 18 years old
  • Step 2 - Pass the general standard (CORE) exam - click here for information on our exam prep course!
  • Step 3 - Pass the exam of at least one category and/or subcategory in your area of pesticide application. Additional standards and testing are required for applicators who plan to use fumigant or aerial pesticides.
  • Step 4 - Complete and submit the application and appropriate fee.

RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

Renewal Cycle: 3 years

Renewal Deadline: December 31st

Do I need continuing education credits to maintain my Michigan pesticide applicators license?
MDARD requires that all applicators obtain the required number of credits or re-test every three years to maintain their certification. The number of credits you will need will be included on your renewal paperwork sent to you from MDARD.

 

 LICENSE

 CREDIT HOURS

 ADDITIONAL CREDITS BY CATEGORY

 STATE FEES

 Private Applicators

16 credit hours in private core requirements

If licensed in Fumigation: 2 additional credit hours
If licensed in Aerial application: 2 additional credit hours

$50

 Registered Applicators

16 credit hours 
- 8 credit hours of core standards
- 8 credit hours in each category

If licensed in Fumigation: 2 additional credit hours
If licensed in Aerial application: 2 additional credit hours

$45

 Commercial Applicators

16 credit hours 
- 8 credit hours of core standards
- 8 credit hours in each category

If licensed in Fumigation: 2 additional credit hours
If licensed in Aerial application: 2 additional credit hours

$75

 Note: Continuing Education/Seminar credits must be category specific and credits must be earned prior to the expiration date printed on your certificate. Continuing education/seminar credits do not carry over from one licensing cycle to the next.

Who submits my continuing education to Michigan?
Upon completion of your course(s), Certified Training Institute will submit your continuing education courses to the state for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are your courses state approved for recertification credits?
Yes! All of our courses are state approved. 

What classifications of applicator's licensing does Michigan have?
The Michigan Department Agriculture & Rural Development recognizes the following classification of applicator certification:

  • Private Applicator - Restricts the applicator to the application of restricted use pesticides to agricultural commodities on their own property or rented agricultural property. Does not allow for compensation beyond trading of personal services between growers.
  • Registered Applicator - Restricts the applicator to the application of generaluse pesticides when under the direct supervision of a certified applicator. The commercial certified applicator must be onsite during the application.
  • Commercial Applicator - Allows the applicator to purchase and apply restricted use pesticides in his/her own property.

Where can I find copies of Michigan-specific training manuals?
MSU Manuals can be found through the bookstore.

What are the categories and subcategories for Michigan pesticide licensing?
The State of Michigan currently has 24 categories and subcategories for pesticide licensing. Applicators holding a commercial license will need to pass the core exam along with at least one of these specialties. Click here for a description of each classification.

1A - Field Crops
1B - Vegetable Crops
1C - Fruit Crops
1D - Livestock Pest Management
2 - Forest Pest Management
2A - Wood Preservation
3A - Turfgrass Pest Management
3B - Ornamental Pest Management
4 - Seed Treatment
5 - Aquatic Pest Management
5A - Swimming Pools
5B - Microbial Pest Management
5C - Sewer Line Pest Management
6 - Right-of-Way Pest Management
7A - General Pest Management
7B - Wood Destroying Pest Management
7D - Vertebrate Past Management
7E - Interior Plant Pest Management
7F - Mosquito Management
7G - Domestic Animal Pest Management
8 - Public Heal Pest Management
9 - Regulatory Pest Management
10 - Demonstration and Research Pest Management
AE - Aerial
FUM - Fumigation

Does the State of Michigan offer reciprocity with other states?
Yes! Residents of Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin may apply for certification status with the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development by applying for reciprocity on the application and submitting the required fee.

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